• Short Summary

    On the eve of the 12th anniversary of Dahomey's independence, President Justin Ahomadegbe attended a major youth rally and parade in Porto-Novo.

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    LV Youths parade with flags
    0.10

    2.
    SV President Ahowadegbe and others on dais as young women pass in order (3 shots)
    0.29

    3.
    SV Young girls give flowers to President
    0.42

    4.
    SV People watch as youths perform exercises (2 shots)
    0.59

    5.
    SV President Ahomadegbe with other guests watch youths on field (7 shots)
    1.34

    6.
    LV National flag carried aloft by balloons
    1.52



    Initials SAN/1609 SAN/1629



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On the eve of the 12th anniversary of Dahomey's independence, President Justin Ahomadegbe attended a major youth rally and parade in Porto-Novo. The following day (August 1st) the head of state was to take the salute at another three-hour parade marking the independence anniversary itself.

    The President's anniversary message called on all citizens to reflect on the country's problems and suggested that they should be self-critical. He referred to "our stupid divisions, fanataciem of all kinds and our egotism" as factors contributing to internal weakness.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD47QBG8EVVWQ90X8T2WHKB4P4
    Media URN:
    VLVAD47QBG8EVVWQ90X8T2WHKB4P4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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